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Currently trending right now, Farm Tables and Farmhouse Decor are EVERYWHERE! I recently had a client that wanted to transform her outdated dining room table she had for years into a rustic Farm Table without breaking the bank. I was able to do just that using just one material- PAINT! This DIY Farm Table is super simple to tackle and create and will save you a ton of money. You'll be loving your new farmhouse decor in literally a day. The best thing about this technique is that you don't have to use a natural wood table. Even if your table is mahogany or dark cherry wood, just by using a good oil-based primer and some paint, you can transform it into a farm table. Try this technique out on any table in your home, whether a coffee table, end table, kitchen table, or even a headboard or wood plank wall. Anything made of wood would look amazing using this process. To start, simply sand down the entire table to get off any rough spots or debris. Wipe clean and prime the table entirely using a good oil-based paint if your table has a shiny varnish topcoat, or is super dark. If not, a regular water-based primer will work just fine.
A Tilt out Trash Can to replace those ugly cans! We all have them... A Bin for Trash and Recycling that sit there for the world to look at. Well. I wanted to hide them while still making it easy to access.
I'm sharing with you my favorite way to feed my houseplants. Here's how I use worm compost & compost to nourish my indoor garden plus good things to know about how they work, when to do it & more.
A few years ago, we bought my husband’s childhood home. We’ve been working our way room by room renovating and Dre modeling our house into a home. We have a 15 foot wide stone fireplace in our living room. The fireplace was dark, gray, and dirty looking. Even after cleaning the stone with TSP, it still looked dull, worn and dirty. I had mentioned to my husband that I would like to paint the stone. He objected. Then, one day he says, “You know, if you want to paint the stone fireplace, I’d be okay with that.” It took me two seconds to jump on that project.
As we are re-siding our house from a pale yellow vinyl siding to a new "greige" (gray with brown tint) something had to be done to update or hide the utility meter.Repurposing old vinyl shutters, the eyesore actually became a deck focal point.All I had to buy was paint and hardware!
Hi friends! I am so excited to bring you this Dining Table Update! It was a fairly simple project and made such a beautiful impact on our dining room! Our dining table was black and was actually very pretty before this DIY. The thing that I didn't love about it was that it made the dining room feel heavy and formal. I really adore Restoration Hardwares limed wood finished dining tables, but definitely was not willing to spend that much money on a new table so I decided to give ours a high end look for less! For the full, detailed tutorial head over to the blog https://statelyhomelane.com/dining-table-update/ .
no real tools or skill needed for this one!!! In my first couple attempts, i made it way more complicated than necessary, reading wayyyyyy too many tutorials, spending way too much time looking for the right wood, caught up in the little details! In the end, i realized the simpler, the better and now i have this down to about two hours and minus the legs, less than 100.00!!
Remember when we got rid of the microwave over the stove-top? We added a Rustic Range Hood...but where was the microwave going? Right here! We opened up cabinets and created a 'built-in' cupboard look - adding an easy Microwave Cubby for a counter-depth microwave! This is one of my top 5 Favorite DIY's that we've ever done...
Using exotic wood veneer and chalk paint, I turn a vintage yawner of a desk into a sleek stunner in black, blond and brown.
Now that you have seen how we re-worked the space in our new open concept main floor, let's get to that living room. We knew we wanted a fireplace, and I had always dreamed of having some kind of mantle and built-in's to help anchor the room and give it some traditional character. We went with a natural gas fireplace and after browsing around on Pinterest, I did up a basic sketch for our contractor. He seemed pretty confident that he could translate my drawing into reality, so we just let him run with it. Here is the play-by-play in photographs of how it all came together.
December was a pretty stressful time for our little family. My son left South Africa to go study in Canada and my daughter and her dad, aka the ex-hubby, went with to make sure he settled in okay. On top of that the ex-hubby also bought a new house, which meant that my little girl not only had to say goodbye to her big brother, but the new house didn’t feel like home yet. So ex-hubby and I had a little chat and he asked if I would mind making Talea a window seat for her bedroom while they were away. Who doesn’t love a window seat? There was only one problem. I would only have 4 hours to make and install it. On the day they got back from their trip. Here's how I did it and the 8 lesson I learnt along the way.
Adding more seating in our dining room was a must. I love having parties and get-togethers, but chairs are really expensive. I did buy 8 dining chairs for our table (at $100 a pop was a bit of a shock for this budget shopper), but when we have people over, we need more than 8 chairs. This beautiful built in bench was a perfect solution.